Vineyard and Nature Self Guided Trail

Lake with Boat

We love wildlife at Hanwell Wine Estate

Follow our nature trail

Take time out to enjoy nature by following our trail around the vineyard and lake, less than 1km, a leisurely 30 mins stroll.

At Hanwell Wine Estate we rely on mother nature for our grape harvest each year.  We allow hedgerows to grow high and grasses long for birds, hedgehogs and insects.  In return they help keep the natural balance and protect our grapevines meaning we can keep man made pest control to a minimum.

The Vineyard and Nature Self Guided Trail leaflet is available free of charge from the Tasting Lodge on days we’re open, check our open times to avoid disappointment.

Afterwards take a seat on the Tasting Lodge Terrace and enjoy a glass of local wine, tea, fresh coffee and a slice of cake.  The Tasting Lodge is open as a wine tasting shop October-Easter on Saturday 1-4pm and as a Café Easter-September.  Check Cafe open times.

Enjoy some family or quiet time in our beautiful vineyard.

Hanwell Wine Estate Flora and Fauna

Follow our nature trail and see what you can spot.  All of these have been seen onsite.

Birds:

Blackbird, Robin, Song Thrush, Wren, Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, House Martin, Swallow, Swift, Goldcrest, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Canada Goose, Greyleg Goose, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, Little Grebe, Mute Swan, Red-Legged Partridge, Grey Partridge, Pheasant, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Magpie, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Starling, Kestrel, Buzzard, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing, Cormorant, Lapwing, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Snipe, Woodcock, Redshank, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl.

Butterflies and Moths:

Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, Large White, Holly Blue, Brimstone, Comma, Black Rustic, Magpie Moth, Cinnabar, 7 Spot Burnet

Insects:

Common Lacewing, 7 Spot Ladybird, Ground beetles (various), Lesser Stag Beetle, Hawthorn Shield Bug, Crane Fly (Daddy Long Legs),

Mammals:

Brown Hare, Rabbit, Field Vole, Bank Vole, House Mouse, Wood Mouse, Field Mouse, Red Fox, Brown Rat, Badger, Hedgehog, Muntjac Deer, Weasel,

Other creatures:

Common frog, Common toad, Common Newt, Great Crested Newt, Grass Snake, Bats

Flora:

Cowslip, Primrose, Foxglove, Knapweed, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Ash, Sycamore, Pendulous Sedge, Wood Rush, Field Maple, Thistles, Ragwort, Gorse, Broom, English Oak, Cherry Tree, Italian Alder, Honeysuckle, Willow,

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